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Steer Right In Thousand Oaks

Steer Right In Thousand Oaks

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Camarillo auto owners have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your SUV steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years, a lot of Thousand Oaks vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve fuel economy. The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older CA vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Thousand Oaks auto owners need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your SUV pump. Also, power steering fluid can become corrosive over time and damage the pump, hoses and connectors; leading to leaks and repairs ... read more

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Defensive Driving In Camarillo CA

There was a man in Thousand Oaks who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home - so he moved. (Just Kidding!) When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local CA highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in Camarillo, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively. Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surroundings, road conditions, other vehicles and hazards. And the first person to be concerned with is you: start with your own environment. Don't leave without securing all occupants including children and pets. Watch for loose items that can become projectiles during evasive maneuvers. Driving too fast or too slow increases the chance of an accident ... read more

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Get Where You’re Going With Power Steering Service In Camarillo

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Camarillo. If you took an informal poll around Camarillo you'd probably find that most have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Camarillo aren't aware that it needs periodic service. If you're younger than a certain age, you've probably never driven a car or truck without power steering. To get an idea of the difference; if you've ever cut a board with a hand saw, you know it's a lot of work. Using a power saw is easy-peasy by comparison. Without power steering, your arms have to do all the work to steer the wheels, and that's hard, especially around downtown Camarillo. That's why old cars had such big steering wheels; to get enough leverage to steer. Most vehicles in Camarillo have a hydraulic power steering system. The serpentine belt from the engine powers a pump ... read more

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Power Steering: Keep Headed in the Right Direction, Camarillo

Power steering is standard on nearly every car and truck in Camarillo, CA these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the heart of the system is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact us at Camarillo Car Care Center for questions about your power steering. The pump generates boost that assists you as you steer your SUV around Camarillo, CA. Power steering systems use hoses to move pressurized fluid back and forth. These hoses can develop leaks so it's a good idea to inspect them at every oil change. A check of the power steering fluid level is on the list for every full service oil change because low fluid can damage the power steering pump. And the fluid needs to be compatible with the hoses and seals, so you need to use the correct type just ask your service consultant at Camarillo Car Care Center. In addition to providing boost, the flu ... read more

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